Freitag, 25. März 2016

02. Feb. 2016 - Kerio View

Around 4am the open window of my room gets slammed by strong and gusty winds. I am alert and plan to skip breakfast and be at take-off by sunrise. To me it looks, if the day will be one with strong winds and maybe not flyable at noon time. As soon as the sun comes over the horizon I am in the air. I fly down to the Tambach falls and do not attempt to pass Tambach corner, but turn around to the north. At km20N I turn again as trying to overcome the corner at km23N does not seem to make sense and I hurry back to Tambach falls once more. It is the typical kind of strong wind flying, but not too bad and I decide to pass Tambach corner now, which is a rough lee ride, but possible and I fly down to km18S. Birger has started in the meantime and he passes the Tambach corner further out, getting deep but recovering nicely. At km18S I turn back towards the launch, as 100kms+ are flown with such a swimming pool flight and longing for a big distance does not make sense today. During the flight I also get company of two russian pilots, but no one of them, nor Birger take a lot of bigger risks than flying in these core parts of the ridge. Breakfast is a wonderful thing, if 100k are already in the pocket and I spend the rest of the day relaxing on the ground and also settling my account with the hotel as I will soon leave this paraglider´s paradise for the austrian winter.



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